Absalon prevails in Switzerland

Süss dominates women's event

Olympic champion Julien Absalon (Orbea) and Switzerland's Esther Süss (Wheeler-IXS Pro Team) prevailed in the elite men's and women's races comprising the third round of the Racer Bikes Cup.

In the elite men's event, Absalon set a furious tempo from the start and distanced everyone except world champion Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing) and his teammate Florian Vogel. Schurter, however, suffered a flat tire on the fourth of eight laps and dropped out of contention for the victory.

Absalon shared the pace-making with Vogel until the final lap, when the Frenchman gapped Vogel and soloed to the finish for the win 28 seconds ahead of the Swiss. Third place went to 21-year-old former junior world champion Thomas Litscher (MIG-Bike-Team), 2:30 down on Absalon, while Schurter ended up fourth 1:32 later.

Absalon took his second victory in the series and assumed the overall lead.

The elite women's race was decided on the second lap when Esther Süss attacked and rapidly distanced herself from the field. Süss bested Swiss champion Katrin Leumann (goldwurst-power / Sputnik) by 3:36 with Italy's Eva Lechner (Colnago Arreghini Südtirol) rounding out the podium for third one second later.

Elite men
1Julien Absalon (Fra) Orbea1:46:06 
2Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:00:28 
3Thomas Litscher (Swi) MIG-Bike-Team0:02:30 
4Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:04:02 
5Patrik Gallati (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:04:06 
6Moritz Milatz (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:04:16 
7Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) SRM Stevens0:04:55 
8Sam Schultz (USA) USA National MTB Team0:05:00 
9Lukas Flückiger (Swi) 23 deegres/Trek0:05:03 
10Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:17 
11Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:05:24 
12Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing0:05:26 
13Balz Weber (Swi) DS-Rennsport0:07:15 
14Jeremy Huguenin (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:07:45 
15Silvio Bundi (Swi) ewz-Giant MTB-Team0:08:21 
16Martin Fanger (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:08:25 
17Nicolas Lüthi (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen0:08:26 
18Magnus Darvell (Swe) Team Kalas0:08:31 
19Urs Huber (Swi) Stöckli-Craft0:08:55 
20Lukas Buchli (Swi) Bixs-ixs Pro Team0:09:02 
21Daniel Mcconnell (Aus) Torq Nutrition Australia0:09:16 
22Giancarlo Sax (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:09:41 
23Rob Squire (USA) USA National MTB Team0:10:14 
24Tobias Hollenstein (Swi) Giant - Micarna0:12:14 
25Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:12:38 
26Michael Hutter (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss0:13:04 
27Jonas Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:13:13 
28Fabian Rabensteiner (Ita) Profi Bike Team0:14:15 
29Tad Elliott (USA) USA National MTB Team0:14:34 
30Travis Livermon (USA) USA National MTB Team0:14:39 
31Lucien Besançon (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:14:45 
32Silvio Büsser (Swi) BiXS - iXS Swiss Team0:15:30 
33Matthias Allenspach (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:15:34 
34Tristan Cowie (USA) USA National MTB Team0:15:38 
35Heiko Gutmann (Ger) Rothaus-Cube MTB Team0:15:46 
36Benjamin Büchi (Swi) GS Domaine du Frigoulet-1lap 
37Olof Jonsson (Swi) O2 Orbea  
38Marco Arnold (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team  
39Pascal Schmutz (Swi) Corratec World Team  
40Damian Perrin (Swi) Free Mountain-Koba/RC Steffisburg  
41Marc Metzler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss  
42Arnaud Grand (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
43Markus Bless (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
44Christian Bickel (Swi) christianbickel.ch/RV Winterthur  
45Mathias Krähemann (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna  
46Severin Disch (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team  
47Yves Corminboeuf (Swi)  
48Samuel Reichen (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB  
49Stephen Ettinger (USA) USA National MTB Team  
50Joel Graf (Swi) Fehr Velos Erlen  
51Ethan Gilmour (USA) USA National MTB Team  
DNFFelix Euteneuer (Ger) Rothaus-Cube MTB Team  
DNFMatthias Rupp (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing  
DNFPatrick Tresch (Swi) GU Plus/Thomyk/VMC Silenen  
DNFBenoit Beaud (Swi) P.E.V Genève  
DNFMarcus Derungs (Swi) Casutt Velos/VC Surselva  
DNFSimon Weber (Swi) Merida Suisse Team  
DNFOliver Schär (Swi) GU Plus/thomyk  
DNFBryan Falaschi (Swi) Giant Italia Team  
DNFFlorian Thie (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team  
DSQChristoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized  
Elite women
1Esther Süss (Swi) Wheeler-IXS Pro Team1:35:07 
2Katrin Leumann (Swi) goldwurst-power / Sputnik0:03:36 
3Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Arreghini Südtirol0:03:37 
4Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott0:03:38 
5Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Südtirol0:03:41 
6Virginie Pointet (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott0:03:50 
7Petra Henzi (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:04:21 
8Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:05:07 
9Jane Nüssli (Swi) credo-bikes.com / Aegeri Bike Club0:08:08 
10Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) Team Felt0:09:39 
11Sofia Pezzatti (Swi) Team Wittwer0:11:24 
12Myriam Saugy (Swi) Texner BMC0:12:16 
13Lorraine Truong (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen / ccl0:13:39 
14Nadine Rieder (Ger) racingteam.youngstars0:15:18 
15Cornelia Schuster (Ita) SSV Pichl Gsies Raiffeisen0:18:13 
16Céline Farner (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega0:18:32 
17Rahel Rüegge (Swi) Jumpin Crazy Team0:18:56 
18Tanja Starkermann (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team-1lap 
19Marina Giger (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
20Deborah Spescha (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
21Céline Ernst (Swi) Stöckli Racing Team  
22Karin Rappo (Swi) Mahu/BSO  
DNFCatherine Lohri (Swi) Koba  
DNFAndrea Wilhelm (Swi) Tröhler / VC Hittnau  
Junior men
1Roger Walder (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:28:09 
2Kevin Krieg (Swi) PBR-Matic Swiss MTB Team0:00:33 
3Michael Stünzi (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:01:38 
4Patrick Lüthi (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL0:01:53 
5Mitchell Codner (Aus) Australian National Team0:01:58 
6Fabian Paumann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:02:22 
7Jonas Loretz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:02:40 
8Janos Ruch (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:02:48 
9Stefan Peter (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz0:03:22 
10Valentin Berset (Swi) ACBroye / Dom Cycle0:03:47 
11Florian Chenaux (Swi) Vélo-Club Fribourg/ Cycles Pache0:04:10 
12Erik Jonsson (Swi) Jonsson Dom Cycle0:04:28 
13Claude Koster (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:04:37 
14Bryan Allemann (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott0:04:50 
15Tobias Spescha (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:05:50 
16Elia Omodei (Swi) VC Wohlen / SCOTT Radsport Stutz0:06:25 
17Roger Jenny (Swi) Bike 4 Fun0:06:34 
18Severin Sägesser (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:06:38 
19Maxi Maier (Ger) MTB Club München / Team Merida Schulte0:06:59 
20Marco Tippmann (Ger) MTB-Teck0:07:00 
21Armin Kiebacher (Ita) A.S.V. St. Lorenzen Rad0:07:03 
22Dominik Risi (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz / RMC Kerns-Kägiswil0:07:17 
23Sylvain Engelmann (Swi) Alouettes.ch0:07:29 
24Rico Von Burg (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:07:53 
25Jan Gafner (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL0:08:27 
26Florian Suter (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:08:37 
27Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:09:47 
28Nick Albrecht (Swi) Race Team - RV Stadt Winterthur0:10:07 
29Tobias Gees (Swi) VC-Meiringen-Brienz0:10:11 
30Dylan Page (Swi) Dom Cycle / VC Rennaz0:11:09 
31Daniel Humm (Swi) Tempo-Sport Cannondale Team/VC Wädenswil  
32Johannes Gujan (Swi) VC Surselva0:11:58 
33Ronny Koller (Swi) RSS-Rheintal0:13:06 
34Yann Rausis (Swi) Happy sport0:13:27 
35Jan Schär (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:14:58 
36Pascal Stettler (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:15:02 
37Silvan Casutt (Swi) biketeam.gr0:16:35 
38Sébastien Angiolini (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:16:42 
39Maxime Ebel (Swi) Frenetic Bernasconi HiRe0:16:55 
40Nico Tambarikas (Swi) rss-rheintal0:17:01 
41Michael Grod (Swi) VBT-Seetal0:17:41 
42Brian Brog (Swi) Free-Mountain-Koba-Team0:20:16 
43Tobias Schraner (Swi) Fischer-BMC-1lap 
44Raphael Kyburz (Swi) RC Gränichen  
45Nicola Conrad (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
Junior women
1Linda Indergand (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/IG RS-Uri1:23:23 
2Jolanda Neff (Swi) ewz-Giant MTB-Team0:00:23 
3Vania Schumacher (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:02:43 
4Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) BikePark.ch/Scott0:02:44 
5Fabienne Andres (Swi) Cannondale Küttel Team/VMC Hägglingen0:06:15 
6Laura Munizaga (Chi) Scott Agricom Movistar0:06:36 
7Lisa Rabensteiner (Ita) Profi Bike Team0:11:22 
8Julia Innerhofer (Ita) A.S.V. St. Lorenzen Rad0:11:38 
9Jil Saxer (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:13:12 
10Romaine Wenger (Swi) Thömus/ Bergsportcenter0:13:13 
11Carmen Gehriger (Swi) Team-Brander.ch0:15:34 
12Katja Schuster (Ita) SSV Pichl Gsies Raiffeisen0:22:44 
13Viviane Furrer (Swi) Bike Windlin-1lap 
DNFMichelle Vollenweider (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB  
Amateurs & Masters
1Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team1:26:36 
2Reto Indergand (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/IG RS-Uri0:01:28 
3Marc Stutzmann (Swi) Free Mountain - Koba / RSC Aaretal Münsingen0:02:23 
4Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:03:20 
5Xavier Dafflon (Swi) Team PRO Cycles-Scott-NewWork0:03:36 
6Mike Schuler (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz FRM0:04:31 
7Gustav Wildhaber (Swi) Raiffeisen/Susobike0:05:18 
8Roger Winkler (Swi) VBC Rupperwil0:05:24 
9Benoit Grelier (Fra) Scott / P.B.0:05:26 
10Andreas Zünd (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss0:05:33 
11Matthias Lauk (Swi) Energie MTB Team0:06:13 
12Rick Reimann (Swi) PBR-MATIC-Swiss MTB Team0:06:30 
13Sandro Soncin (Swi) Goodsport-Giant0:06:39 
14Jeremias Marti (Swi) TG-Zentralschweiz0:06:58 
15Yannick Sarret (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen0:07:18 
16Adrian Sauer (Ger) SC Hausach / Team Neumayer Tekfor0:07:33 
17Adrian Amsler (Swi) Velo Franz-Univega0:07:40 
18David Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:07:57 
19Moreno Trabucchi (Ita) paduano martina racing0:08:09 
20Michael Frei (Swi) Velo Franz-Univega0:08:13 
21Anthony Grand (Swi) DOM Cycle / VC Rennaz0:08:45 
22Marcel Knecht (Swi) CSI Group MTB Team0:08:47 
23Manuel Scheidegger (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:08:48 
24Emilien Barben (Swi) Zeta Cycling Club0:09:37 
25Yann Montavon (Swi) Alouettes.ch/C.C.Moutier0:09:44 
26Michael Wicki (Swi) RSS Rheintal / Team Radsportfrei0:10:08 
27Claudio Andenmatten (Swi) Zenger Radsport  
28René Rohrer (Swi) Free Mountain0:10:25 
29Valentin Wendel (Swi) Bike Zone Baden0:11:03 
30Benedikt Mündle (Lie) Merida Liechtenstein0:11:21 
31Sandro Hediger (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:11:22 
32Mirco Zürcher (Swi) BSK Graf/VC Volketswil0:13:04 
33Marc Flury (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:13:49 
34Marcel Bader (Swi) Bike Zone / VBT Seetal0:14:00 
35Fabian Obrist (Swi) RV Winterthur/ Stevens0:14:04 
36Sandro Kessler (Swi) biketeam.gr0:14:15 
37Patrick Hediger (Swi) RV Merishausen/Russenberger Velosport0:14:54 
38Ralph Federer (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna0:15:26 
39Patrick Gobat (Swi) Alouettes.ch/C.C.Moutier0:15:49 
40Peter Furrer (Swi) Bike Windlin0:16:27 
41Simon Fankhauser (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:18:51 
42Maxime Schmid (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott-1lap 
43Rafael Haubensak (Swi) fehr-velos.ch  
44Yves Albrecht (Swi) Race Team - RV Stadt Winterthur  
45Bruno Figueiredo (Por) Jurrasic Bikes/Giant  
46Thomas Weber (Swi) biketeam.gr  
47Andreas Niederhäuser (Swi) By Schneider  
48Bruno Schertenleib (Swi)  
49Dominique Geiser (Swi)  
50Stephan Noser (Lie) DRIFT Bike Shop  
DNFLukas Anrig (Swi) Drift Bike Team  
DNFAmotz Nehoray (Isr) C.C.C / Team Israel  
DNFRobin Böhi (Swi) Ramsauer-Micarna  
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